Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend Finds and Around Home

I picked up this gorgeous vintage mirror which I am now hanging in the bathroom as is. No painting required on this one, and under $5.00!




Here is another one that I probably will not paint. It's made in the USA and a sort of very hard plastic. It looks great in it's little spot next to the hallway... for the time being anyway!





My passion fruit vine is thriving as it weaves it's tendrils through an old white iron gate that I purchased from Katherine at the theoldboathouse. I have only green passion fruit on mine, nothing like Simone's lusciousness from Beach Vintage.



I have been playing with doilys and plaster for a bit now. Anyone would think I was reverting back to my childhood.....or going mad, but I am having so much fun with this messy stuff. I was inspired from here.




I wonder what this week will bring!

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20 comments:

Ky said...

I can't believe you bought that gorgeous old mirror for less than five dollars! I love those chains that the mirror is hung from. I have an old mirror that was my great grandma's and it has one of those chains.

The doilies and plaster looks interesting. Whatcha gonna do with them? You've been having fun, that's for sure. x

Olive and Esther said...

Great post Pam. Love the mirror, love the hallway frame and love seeing beautiful doilies being upcycyled.
Megan

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Pam , your passionfruit grew fast...not surprisingly with your green thumb, but it seems like not that long ago you got the gate. Love the mirrors xx Katherine ps thanks for the sweet mention

Fishtail Cottage said...

I really love that mirror in your bathroom - what a fantastic find!!! xoxo

Cornflakes and Honey said...

You're $5 mirror is lush and such a bargain!! The other one you have, I do too - it's so ornate I love it. I painted mine black but I may go back to gold...

Lovely tour. Wishing you a great week ahead! xx

Make mine Mid-Century said...

I love Brisbane bloggers ... all so clever and Katherine seems to be always tied up with one of us at some point!

Sarah B said...

What a great find! It looks fabulous! I need to get out to the second-hand stores a bit more :)
I love your doily work as well. I love doily patterns and have ben thinking of using then in some sewing I plan on doing soon.
Very sweet :)

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Pam. $5 for that mirror......damn. That is amazing. Your passionfruit vine is looking fab, you will harvest in no time I swear!

Jenny said...

Lovely mirrors Pam, my favourite is the one in your bathroom. It is nice to do some crafting, it really gives you a buzz - enjoy! ;-)

Pamela said...

Hi Pam,
I love what you've done with the doilies. You are a clever girl. Your passionfruit vine looks healthy and very pretty woven through that old iron gate.
Have a great week.
Pamela xx

Tara said...

That mirror was a bargain find..I've got to give the doily thing a go, for sure..xx

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

5 Bucks!!!! Yippee!!!
What a score - its fan-tas-tic!!!
I'll take it off your hands when you have had enough of it ;)

delia hornbook said...

Love those mirrors Pam, old ones are the best i feel. Those bottom 2 photo's did you make them? there very pretty. have a lovely week, dee x

A Treasured Past said...

Gorgeous mirrors Pam, I have a thing for mirrors :) although I don't like looking in them..hehehe
Under $5! Wow, great find. Tamara

Michaja said...

Your mirrors are so beautiful!
And the iron gate is so pretty!!
Have a great week
xxx
Michaja

chair up said...

What a fun post Pam, a bit of this and a bit of that. Great bargain that mirror. I love your framed photos. Also love your iron gate. Hopefully you will get some delicious fruit off your vine soon.
Have a great week :o)
Angex

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous $5 mirror, lucky you. I also love your white iron gate. How I wish there were places in Melbourne who sold things like that. If there is and anyone knows about them, please tell me. Please. I'm also wanting to know what you are going to do with your plaster doilies.
Have a great week.
Anne xx

Paint Me White said...

Bargain on the mirror Pam Love it. Sandy x

La Dolce Vita said...

ok, Pam, how did you make the doilies and plaster? was it plaster for walls? this is great!!

Kellie Collis said...

Those mirrors are pretty! And your hallway looks amazing! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx